in front of the scenes, to bring about and to try to make cease-fire lap, and to bring about a diplomatic solution, again, it is in no one's interest, least of all egypt, for this to explode into a bigger war. because egypt also has problems in the sinai right next to gaza. they have their own security issues there, and they don't want to see that exacerbated. and they also, as you point out, don't want to see tensions between egypt and the u.s., egypt and the west, because they have these imf loans, they have u.s. aid, they have, you know, their own domestic issues to take care of, as well. i think this is a very important test of egypt's new role, or new old role, if you like, the egyptian government, and egypt's ability and willingness to be serious players as they have always been in this region. but with a slight change of flavor. >> christiane amanpour, thank you so much. we'll be talking to you a little later in the hour.